Rebecca


About Rebecca

Dr. Rebecca Joseph is the developer of this unique integrated website and mobile application that provides all college application requirements for more than 750 major universities in the US and Canada. She has a PhD from UCLA and is a national expert on writing powerful college application essays.

The Big Picture: The Power of Writing Supplements Let us help you. All College Application Essays has done the hard work of collecting all the Supplemental Essays for you. We tell you where to find them, what each additional essay prompt requires, and the length and submission format. If you cannot afford […]

The Big Picture: The Power of Writing Supplements


MIT released its 2018-2019 essays–the same as last year. They are great essays that kids can really use to demonstrate their power. The advice MIT gave about the essays is fabulous. http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/our-2018-19-application-essay-questions “You are more interesting than anyone you can pretend to be; indeed, you are compelling and interesting enough as […]

2018-2019 MIT Essay Advice Rocks




UCHICAGO 2018-2019  SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY QUESTIONS Thank goodness for the University of Chicago. Their 2018-2019 annual prompts just came out, and we love them. They often provide great brainstorming discussions for all applicants. Here’s prompt #2. For the rest check out our site.  Essay Option 2 You’re on a voyage in […]

UCHICAGO 2018-2019 SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY QUESTIONS


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Yale 2018-2019 Essays Thanks to #Yale for releasing its Fall 2019 Essays. ‏”What inspires you?” is one. Passionate #college applicants inspire us. All College Application Essays has all college application requirements. https://allcollegeessays.org.  Make sure you check the difference between the Common Application and Coalition Application requirements. The former requires only written word responses, while the […]

Yale 2018-2019 Essays


Dartmouth released fabulous Fall 2019 application year supplemental writing prompts. They are great brainstorming prompts for all college applicants. Here are two. Check our our site for the rest. A. “I have no special talent,” Albert Einstein once observed. “I am only passionately curious.” Celebrate your curiosity. B. The Hawaiian […]

Dartmouth Class of 2023 Writing Prompts



University of Chicago Releases UChicago Empower Initiative The University of Chicago on June 14, 2018 released its UChicago Empower Initiative. Major features include a new test optional policy for domestic applicants, replacement of interviews with a two minute self-advocacy video, willingness to accept other materials, and new financial aid scholarships […]

University of Chicago Changes Admissions Policies


June 13th Updates Emory released its supplemental essays for Fall 2019. Here’s a new one out of the four choices, of which applicants must answer two (150 word max for each). What do you want to bring from your community to the Emory University community? Check out our website and […]

June 13 Updates-Emory Releases Essays


June 6, 2018 Colleges are beginning to release their updates. The University of California is keeping its same personal insight questions from last year. Georgetown University release its 2019 application. It shifted a couple of prompts.  APPLICANTS TO GEORGETOWN COLLEGE: What does it mean to you to be educated? How might […]

June 6 Fall 2019 Updates



Carnegie Mellon Removes Demonstrated Interest In a fascinating move, Carnegie Mellon will not accept any additional materials, change interviews from evaluative to informational, and change longer additional essay to shorter prompts. They are also making these changes to waitlist members Below is the complete announcement as we find it transformative. […]

Carnegie Mellon Removes Demonstrated Interest